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LeapDoc allows you to take thousands of common file types, and quickly and easily converts them for viewing on your mobile device or iPad. Simply press print on your Mac or PC to automatically convert files to PDF and push them to your iPad.

LeapDoc makes it much easier to get files such as iWork and MS Office documents to your iDevice. It instantly pushes files from your computer to your device. No emailing, syncing, wires or Wifi required.

But it actually does more than just that. Now you can read anything, anywhere, any time. There are many types of files iPhones and iPads usually can't open, for example...
  • Text files
  • Project plans
  • Graphic design files
  • Desktop publishing docs
  • CAD
  • Databases
  • and thousands of other common file types
This often means you can not access important files on the go and therefore have to print to paper - this takes time, costs money and is hardly very green in this environment of the paperless office. It's a problem you'd rather not have when you're running for a class, or want to take important files into a staff meeting. LeapDoc solves this. Promoting itself as an alternative to printing, this app does make it very easy to carry a library of documents with you to meetings or class that you may otherwise have needed a hard copy to review and share.

Free Apps for Teachers


Price: Free Evernote
Evernote allows you to capture information in any environment using any device, and makes everything accessible and searchable, from anywhere. Evernote is always synchronized, so any information added in one place is instantly available everywhere else. Use Evernote to capture your ideas, snapshots, voice memos, things you see online, and just about anything else that you want to remember. Evernote recently reached their have 10 millionth user.

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Price: Free
Keep track of fun historical events with this nifty historical reference app. Each day, users can reference a listing of events and famous birthdays that happened on that day in history. You can also view any day of the year’s events by selecting a date from the calendar interface page. This would be a fun way for students to take a peek at famous figures they share a birthday with, or simply recognize the significance of each new day!

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Price: Free
Flaschards+ is completely free and offers users access to an interface with the Quizlet database of pre-made flashcards. If the desired subject isn’t already available in a deck of cards, users can also create their own custom flashcards. The simple interface of Flashcards+ makes it an ideal learning tool for students in first grade, or their freshman year.

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Price: Free
Students who are working on learning Spanish as a second language in high school, or parents who like to keep their children engaged with bi-lingual learning will get great use out of this Spanish language tutoring app. After looking over information sheets, users can practice the language by taking fill-in-the-blank style quizzes and confirm their pronunciation by listening to recordings of phrases spoken by native Spanish speakers. Hola, amigos!

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Price: Free
Young learners will find fun ways to help develop their vocabulary and word recognition with ABC Phonics Animals Lite. A series of adorable flash cards display popular sight words for children as a recorded voice reads the pronunciation of the word. Other activities ask children to identify specific letters after they have heard their phonetic sounds, or identify the animal associated with a specific noise. Beware, however, that there is a full version of the app advertised within this free lite version. Watch wandering little hands, or turn off in-app purchases, to avoid accidental purchase.

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Price: Free
BrainPop offers a daily educational video via this interactive app. Focusing on a wide array of subjects ranging from history to science and everything in between. After watching the daily educational video feature, users are encouraged to take an interactive quiz to test their understanding of the video. Apps like this are a fantastic way to help children improve their comprehension skills for a wide variety of subjects as they refine the ability to absorb, retain and repeat information.

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Price: Free
This application is an awesome addition to existing free educational apps for your kids. TouchyBooks is an application for kids that is an interactive book store that allows your children to choose from a collection of children's stories that are sure to entertain. The application is designed by educators for children from the ages of 1 to 11. Innovative, educational fun for your children.

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Price: Free Dropbox
Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere. After you install Dropbox on your computer, any file you save to your Dropbox will automatically save to all your computers, your iPhone and iPad and even the Dropbox website! With the Dropbox app, you can take everything that matters to you on the go.

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Price: Free Teacher Pal
TeacherPal is a personal organizer for the teacher. It enables the teacher to organize classes, and students. Its simple and intuitive interface enables teachers to track the attendance, grades and behavior of their students. Features include; simple tap attendance, grade books, enter grade with an intuitive touchpad, import, export data files from and to CSV files.

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Price: Free Flipboard
This is a great app for the iPad. Flipboard allows you to set your twitter feeds straight back to your iPad. Flipboard then re-presents it in a magazine format. The tweets are laid out with images in the same format as an online mag. This is great for making online textbooks for specific classes or even further reading lists. Only the classes that you have given the specific twitter address have access. I think this makes tweets much more user friendly, especially to younger students who may not be as familiar with twitter.

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Price: Free Educate

Since one of the first jobs you have to do each morning is to take the role Attendance is a great solution for the iPad. This app has some great features which make it attractive to teachers; photos for each student, recording lateness or emailing absent students. It asks if you would like to import your address book or you can import student info from external files. It also syncs between different devices. For the price this is a very functional app.

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Price: Free Teacher Tool
TeacherTool saves grades and makes suggestions for grades. TeacherTool saves your remarks about students and presents them to you in the
upcoming lesson. It remembers the date of any grade and lets you store comments along with it. TeacherTool keeps track of your students‘ absences. It is much safer than your traditional mark-book, as with every synchronization on your Mac, you save an up-to-date backup copy of all your data.

Top Apps for Teachers ($)

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Keynote: $9.99
Keynote for iPad is almost as powerful as the desktop application. This is a powerful presentation tool that has animations, slide transition and all the features to make professional slides. It allows you to open templates with graphics already inserted. This is purposely built to work seamlessly on the iPad and to allow the user to incorporate other aspects of the iWork suite. Perfect addition to any homepage.

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iAnnotate: $12.99
iAnnotate is a PDF reader and annotation tool for the iPad. It opens documents from emails, fills out forms, you can sign and send out contracts, enter notes for edits, sketch diagrams, copy text, and add highlights or underline with the drag of a finger. iAnnotate fully integrates its annotations directly into the PDF. This is a great tool for teachers to mark student's work.

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GradePad: $2.99
The GradePad application allows you to grade your students’ performance directly from your mobile device. The documentation from the application’s website explains that with this app you can Manage Groups, Create GradePads, Do Assessments, Track Performance, and Share Data. Manage Groups, Create GradePads, Do Assessments, Track Performance, Share Data

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Attendance: $5.99
Attendance is a universal iOS touchscreen application. It allows you to take and keep attendance records. Its main intended use is for teachers to keep track of records for their classes, but it can also be used for meetings and group gatherings. Features include; unlimited courses, move students from one class to another , photo recognition, customisable attendance statuses.

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PowerPresenter: $1.99
PowerPresenter is an app that lets you display local PDFs, websites or even draw on the screen as a white board. Through the Web, you can display not just HTML but PDFs, PowerPoint presentations, Word documents, RTF files and iWork files. This all requires Internet connection, but if you know you do not have a connection save them as local files.

There's an App for That

Apple has a great list of educational apps (beware you will not find free apps on this list) http:/www.apple.com/education/apps

Language Arts



History and Geography

Special Education

App Resources

(below resources can be found at Apps in Education)

11 Apps to Get Students Really Writing:

12 iPad Apps for Storytelling in the Classroom

English iPad Apps

Maths iPad Apps

Science iPad Apps

Social Studies/History Apps

TV Production iPad Apps

Camera Apps For Your iPad Classroom

TeachTechTopia's Top 20 iPad Apps for Teachers